We all know that penguins can’t fly, but did you know that they have adapted their wings to be better at swimming in the water? Their black and white coloring helps them to camouflage while they are darting through the seas. From below their white bellies appear to be nothing else than the sun reflecting on the water, and from above their black feathers blend in with the ocean.
It’s no surprise that the spotted seal gets its name from its polka dot-like pattern! Preferring arctic or sub-arctic waters, spotted seals can be found sitting on hauls of ice like the one pictured above!